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prowl

 
 
pronunciation:
praUl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: prowls, prowling, prowled
definition 1: to move around slowly and secretly, like an animal looking for prey.
The burglars prowled around the house.
synonyms:
creep, lurk, sneak
similar words:
stalk, steal
definition 2: to move or roam quietly and secretly, searching for something.
The police were prowling the area for the suspect.
similar words:
explore, hunt, range, roam, search, wander
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of roaming in a secret, quiet way.
The cat was on the prowl.
 
similar words:
hunt